The Association of Anaesthetists of Great Britain and Ireland (AAGBI), founded in 1932, is the national professional organisation for nearly 11,000 members, representing the largest medical specialty in the NHS. The AAGBI’s separate charitable organisation, the AAGBI Foundation, is seeking to recruit a Lay Member to join its Board of Trustees. As a Trustee the lay member would also be a co-opted member of he AAGBI Council, which acts as an advisory group to the board.


About the role

Job Title: Lay Member to board of trustees
Location: London
Term: The Lay Member will be appointed for an initial 1 year term, renewable for up to 4 years in total.

The AAGBI Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales and in Scotland, and a company limited by guarantee. The Board of Trustees is the governing body of the charity. Its sole corporate member is the Association, which appoints the majority of board members, apart from up to five independent trustees who are appointed by the Foundation’s own board.

The lay member will be appointed to one of the five independent trustee roles. The majority of trustees are anaesthetists and the lay member will add a breadth of experience and knowledge to the Board. The Board of Trustees is responsible for governance of the charity. Its members oversee strategic and annual business plans and budgets, working with the Executive Director and senior management, who are responsible for operational delivery. The Board of Trustees is advised on charitable governance by the Executive Director and Finance Controller and by specialist professional advisors when required.

For further information on the Foundation see AAGBI Foundation Statutory Report and Accounts.
The AAGBI Board has a policy on lay member involvement which sets out the approach to recruiting lay individuals with relevant knowledge and experience to contribute to board and committees (see appendix 1).

About the lay trustee role
The role offers an opportunity to contribute to the governance and strategic development of a leading medical charity dedicated to promoting patient safety and quality of care in Great Britain and Ireland and internationally. 

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How to apply

Expressions of interest are invited via a letter and CV to the Executive Director, Karin Pappenheim. Your application should address the role description and person specification. Please send your letter and CV to Karin Pappenheim at [email protected].
Following an initial short-listing process interviews will be arranged in early September.

For more information and informal discussion Contact Karin Pappenheim, Executive Director or Dr Mike Nathanson, Honorary Secretary for informal discussions and more information by email to: [email protected]

Closing Date: Thursday 31 August 2017